FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

Jul 29th – Aug 11th 2012

 

Please pray for Dan Cathy and the Chick-fil-A family as they are being the unduly persecuted and discriminated against for their “biblical” beliefs. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives,” Cathy said. The chain, according to the report, has 1,608 restaurants, sales of more than $4 billion and employees who are trained “to focus on values rooted in the Bible.” Chick-fil-A's across the country shut down on Sundays. “We don’t claim to be a Christian business," Cathy said. "But as an organization we can operate on biblical principles.”

            Maybe the mayors of Boston, Chicago and the like would prefer companies with no principles to operate in their cities?

 Please pray for the church members and pastor in Mississippi who deemed it inappropriate to marry a Black couple in their church recently.

 Please pray for our friend Stephen Fuzzy Brown of So Blessed Ministries as he recovers from a heart attack.

 Please pray for Jose Matos of Set Free Prison Ministries, as he continues to deal with liver failure. He is on the donor list with two hospitals. Pray God would grant his strength to endure.

 Please pray for Helen Speer as she continues to recover from her stroke.

Please pray for our (Mike & Naida's) neighbor Kathleen who is recovering from emergency colostomy surgery

Please pray for Shelia W. as she is in rehab hospital again dealing with imbalance issues.

 Please pray for Ashley, Bill P., Jessica and others seeking full time employment

FSM/FSM WO

Please continue to pray for Naida and I as we continue to pursue moving to MS as domestic missionaries.

As a first step of faith we listed our house for sale and are praying God will bring a buyer quickly.

From our ARBCA Friends

Update on Pastor Rob Shelby:

Pastor Rob is experiencing a complication in his rehab. He has developed a blood clot in his leg and they have confined him to bed for 48 hours while they increase his blood thinners in an attempt to dissolve it. Pray that God will dissolve the clot and protect him from the dangers associated with it.

The Shelby kids are scheduled to return to Baton Rouge on Friday. This will create new challenges for Amy as she balances her responsibilities as mother and wife with many trips back and forth from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. A relative has graciously provided her an apartment not far from the hospital. Although it is only one bedroom it will provide a place for her and the children when they are in New Orleans.

You may access updates from the Trinity Baptist Church website which has a link to Amy Shelby’s site.

Blessings,

Pastor Dale Crawford

Trinity Baptist Church, Baton Rouge

www.trinitybaptistreformed.org

From Church Plant, Emmanuel RBC, Georgetown, TX

The third worship service of Emmanuel RBC of Georgetown, Texas was yesterday, July 22.  Steve Garrick from Heritage Baptist in Mansfield and Bob Curley from Sovereign Grace Baptist in Ontario, Cal. are the church planters.  There were 47 people in attendance! Twenty-five (25) were first time visitors.  Of those 25, 6 were from out of town; but, 19 were from the local community.  We thank God for doing His work in planting this church and for answering all the prayers for the success of the gospel and the honoring of God through this new church start.  We ask all of you to please continue praying fervently for the Lord Jesus to continue the amazing work He has done so far in this great New Testament evangelistic mission. 

In Christ, Pastor Steve Sovereign Grace Baptist Church www.sgbc-ontario.us

From Grace Bible Church in Catawissa, Pennsylvania

As I write this ARBCA update, I am reminded of God’s providence. First, I know that the brethren read these letters and truly pray for the churches in the association. Second, this is the seventh year of my writing these letters as pastor of GBC.  As I write, we the saints at GBC are preparing for our Vacation Bible School that starts today. In past years we had received up to 70 children from the church and community, and we are eager to see what the Lord has in store for us this year.

GBC is a rural church, and our pleasant church building is off the beaten path. Without an active evangelical leadership and faithfully working congregation, a church in our environment will find growth difficult. A core number of our members work extremely hard in Great Commission work. During this summer, our attendance has been down, especially in our Sunday School and Sunday evening services. We trust in the Lord that He is working out his sovereign plan for GBC, but I admit, I find it somewhat distressing.

This year our Sunday School focused on church history, and we stopped for a break after Luther. It was a good time to introduce a study of the church creeds, catechisms and confessions during our Sunday-evening meetings.  Our Sunday School is now focusing on prayer, led by our elder, Ray Batdorf. We have had a fine time in studying Genesis in our morning Service.

Our Wednesday evening fellowship is again under construction. We plan to continue our ministry to local children of the community in the autumn. We had considered using an AWANA program, but it did not find a strong approval by the congregation, and thus, we are still a work in progress as how we will continue this ministry. Also, I am currently planning two “Soup, Salad, and Seminar” lectures for the local college students this fall. So far, the plan is to study the “The Science and Faith of Joseph Priestley,” (who is buried in nearby Northumberland County). The second lecture has yet to be determined.

I ask our ARBCA brethren to remember us in prayer. Please pray that GBC will increasingly turn our hearts and lives so that we will pour ourselves as an oblation for the Lord, love the brethren in the local assembly, attend the meetings with faithful and joyful hearts and shine the Gospel as a beacon of light to our rural community. In other words, we are desperately in need of revival.

Covenantal Blessings to our ARBCA brethren,

Charles Busada, Pastor, Grace Bible Church, Catawissa, PA

The Great Shepherd Baptist Church, Philipines

God sustains us to go preaching in schools and very busy... we have no more gospel tracts now... I've tried to contact Bro. Manlapaz but there are no stocks yet... I have contacted a preacher in Batangas in Luzon area...the assistant of Bro. Riley... Bro. Ranil... he has many boxes stocks but they cannot send them via mail since they don't have funds to send via mail... according to him a box that has 10,000 gospel tracts cost $30 to arrive here in Bacolod City plus a donation of $2.50 per box.... He told me to come there and fetch the gospel tracts to minimize expenses.

If I will order 20 boxes of tracts that is around 200,000 gospel tracts the cost of mailing is this:

1 box =$32.50 then the 20 boxes = $650.00

so the cost for 20 boxes is $650.00

If I and Bro. John Clyde will go there and get these 20 boxes it will cost around $50.00 for donation and around $300.00 for round trip airplane trips and bus trip from Manila to Batangas and boxes fees. So it will be $350.00 in all. I would rather go and fetch the 20 boxes to be able to get it cheaper.

We are praying that a cheerful giver Christians will sponsor the needed $350.00 to get the 20 boxes of gospel tracts. Please pray with us.... I have preached last week to Silay National High School around 5,000 students heard the gospel so we are out of gospel tracts to distribute... today I preached in Bago National High School around 5,000 students heard the gospel but no gospel tracts to give to them... tomorrow I will be preaching In Bago Central School on their flag ceremony... please pray with us that the around 3,500 souls will respond to the gospel. Amen... I have many schedules this month and next month ahead. We really need gospel tracts... My prayer that by second week of August we can travel to Manila to Batangas to fetch the 20 boxes... because first week I still have many preaching schedules... We need your help. We love you and praying for you all.

 Your fellow servants of JESUS

Bro. E. G. Varon

REVELATION 3:8

 Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda

 We are thanking everyone who is praying, all those who are thinking about us and even those who have written to sympathize. Even thou we still have huge needs, We exist in a continuous hope and we know that God's intervention is not far from near.

 You can contribute or follow the building progress on facebook, click on https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/

Francis Ssuubi Website: www.wellsofhope.org

The Robinson’s Missionaries to Bluegrass folks across the US

We heard the sad news that Susan Sallesa, who owns and promotes the White’s Beach festival, granddaughter, Kiara was just diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disease called A plastic Anemia. She is a sweet little 5 year old girl who is very very ill. I spoke with her Mom Erica who is understandably very afraid of losing her precious daughter. Please pray for Kiara. She is a little doll. There will be some fundraising efforts to help with the costly treatments including a bluegrass show in October. Pray the second round of treatments will stop her marrow from destroying itself. Also, please pray for Judy who was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer. We did hear a praise report from Wanna who after 13 years of horrific cramps was finally treated properly with a surgery to take out the blockage in her intestines and is feeling so much better. It’s given her a new lease on life. Finally, please pray for our dear friend Leora who is having surgery on her eyelids on August 1st. Continue to pray for our friend Keith Wescott who is beginning cancer treatments. He did come to the White’s Beach festival to see his son Jason performs with the band, The Grasshoppers.

We are hoping to catch up on some things this week and maybe actually get some rest before setting out for several weeks to finish our season with five more bluegrass festivals.

Friends of Jesus,

Mike & Mary Robinson

www.bluegrassgospelsing.com

 

Weekly Prayer Report Prison Fellowship invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray:

For the Bayview Correctional Facility reentry program in New York City as the ladies complete the courses and are released. Pray that the Lord provide the churches, mentors, and services specific to each participant’s needs.

That each of Prison Fellowship’s ministry teams across the country embraces our new e-learning curriculum.

For parents whose shame keeps them from talking about their child who is an inmate, that God may provide both comfort and courage.

 For state volunteer leaders as they support the mission of Prison Fellowship within their state.

 For the volunteer teams that continue to minister in non-staffed states, that God will bless their efforts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following article from Prison Fellowship is an all to often occurance today. For more information on how you can help intergrate ex-mates into the community contact us or PF.

My friend had an anguished expression on his face.

 He had been out of prison for a year and a half, but his family was still struggling with the transition. His young kids were wondering why their dad didn’t feel comfortable at neighborhood barbecues and why he wasn’t coaching their sports teams. They couldn’t see the way the community still kept my friend at arm’s length, continuing to punish him for his crime.

 “When does the sentence end?” he asked me. “When will the community let me out of jail?!”

 “I don’t know,” I told him.

 We are all suffering these days from the absence of common grace in society. Divine grace is the unmerited favor God extends to us, but common grace is what we extend to one another because of what Jesus has done for us. Common grace doesn’t ask whether someone “deserves” it or not; it is given without condition, and if call we ourselves Jesus’ followers, it should be oozing out of us constantly.

 All too often, when Christian inmates like my friend are released from prison, they fail to find common grace. They have done their time and been forgiven of their sins through Jesus’ atoning act on the cross, but we, God’s ambassadors on earth, still see fit to judge them. Friends, this should not be. Former inmates need the Church, and the Church needs them; we are all eternally indebted to God’s saving grace.

 Many churches have opened their arms to ex-prisoners by becoming Prison Fellowship bridge churches, easing their reentry into society with mentoring, support, and material assistance. I invite you to learn more about becoming a bridge church by calling our National Program Support Center at 1(800)251-7411.

 For God's Kingdom,

Jim Liske

CEO, Prison Fellowship Ministries

Under the present administration, strident measures are being taken to eliminate God, Christ, and the Bible from the public arena and beyond. Yet, it was not that long ago when another president had something very different to say. This is a remarkable video!

Pray that whomever is elected this fall, they will be as godly a man as this one was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvN1jTkzXbY

Our annual American Heritage edition of The Apologist is available via email or snail mail.

Please let us know if you wish a copy sent to a service member or unit, a facility you serve at (prison, hospital, rehab center etc.) or an individual.

If requesting an email copy you have a choice of a PDF file or Microsoft Publisher file.

FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

Jul15th – 28th 2012

Please pray for Ashley, Bill P., Jessica and others seeking full time employment

FSM/FSM WO

Praise God, Mrs. Stephanie Tarrant has answered the call and accepted the position of Director of FSM Women’s Outreach. We are blessed to have such a godly and devoted member of Christs family on our staff.

for finances to keep the ministry going

for us to hear more from inmates and ex-mates.

Please continue to pray for Naida and I as we continue to pursue moving to MS as domestic missionaries. As a first step of faith we listed our house for sale and are praying God will bring a buyer quickly.

Samuel Mwakasungula,  Mbeya Tanzania 

Please pray for $350.00 USD so we can get our new sound system out of customs and transported to our church.
email:iyungachurchofchrist@yahoo.com

From our ARBCA Friends

Cuba Ministry At this year’s ARBCA GA, Trinity Reformed Baptist Church of Kirkland, Washington requested a Special Project to continue ministry in Cuba. For several years part of that ministry included one or more of our men preaching at summer young adult conferences. This Thursday, Sam Renihan of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada, California will travel to Cuba for this summer’s ministry. He will be gone from July 12 to August 8. Sam will preach in four different camps with varying ages. Each camp will have eight sermons. He will present two sermons under these four headings: The Written Word; The Incarnate Word; The Preached Word; and The Lived Word. Please pay for safety, good health, and, above all, gospel success. As well, thank you for your faithful support of this work in Cuba.

From Trinity Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA

On July 3rd our other pastor, Robert Shelby, while swimming with his children at a neighborhood pool, dove in and hit his head on the bottom fracturing the c-5 vertebra in his neck. He underwent surgery to repair his fractured neck and stabilize the bone. While the surgery was successful, he currently has no feeling from the chest down. Please pray for him and his family (he has nine children 12 & under) during his long recovery process and for our congregation as we care for them. While the surgeon didn’t give much hope for a full recovery we are still praying to this end as well as praying that God will demonstrate his wonderful love and grace through this affliction.

July 5th: Pastor Rob still has movement in his arms but has little feeling or movement of his fingers. The greatest news is he said he felt a very slight sensation when the nurse pricked his foot this morning.

July 6th: Pastor Rob’s status was upgraded from “complete” to “incomplete.” When the surgeon came out of the operating room on Tuesday night he told the family that Rob was considered “complete” meaning he was completely paralyzed; he had no feeling from about mid-chest down. He explained that statistically few of these cases ever show any significant improvement. When Pastor Rob was able to feel some sensation to sticking his foot yesterday they said he will now be considered “incomplete” (some feeling). These cases have greater statistical chance of improvement. Praise God!

They have decided to use the NeuroMedical Center here in Baton Rouge. It was a very difficult decision weighing the excellent reputation of Shepherd in Atlanta with what they have here. Their decision to stay here was based upon the needs of their young family as well as Pastor Rob’s commitment to his church and the large support group they have here. May God bless their decision.

July 9th: After a rough day yesterday Pastor Rob is doing somewhat better today and says he feels strong enough to receive visitors. He was able to sleep off and on during the night and his distress of needing to cough has subsided. Amy was able to get a little sleep, still needing to get up often to help Rob. Her fold-out bed in the room is much more comfortable than her chair in intensive care. He was able to see a few of his kids yesterday—an emotional reunion. Thank you for your continued prayers.

July 10, Prayer Request:

  • The primary issue right now is respiratory. He is still on oxygen. As long as his respiratory issues persist he won’t be able to move to the rehab hospital. Pray that God would improve his lung function so that he can be moved.
  • He is still very restless and uncomfortable at night which keeps him from sleeping and consequently keeps Amy from sleeping. Pray that God will help him rest at night.
  • Please continue to pray for God’s grace in Pastor Rob’s recuperation.
  • Continue to pray for their children during this time of stress and for those caring for them. And pray for Amy as she shares this time of affliction with her husband.

Pastor Dale Crawford; Trinity Baptist Church, Baton Rouge www.trinitybaptistreformed.org

From Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church in Georgetown, TX

Please pray for us, that God will give some of our attenders a heart for this work.  Some have already expressed a great desire to see a Reformed Baptist Church start.  Their enthusiasm is tremendously heartening, as some have already begun telling their friends, taking cards to pass out to co-workers, and verbally encouraging us in the work.

There are some who attended who may not stay with us.  That is to be expected.  Still, there are others whom we have contacted who were not able to visit this first service, but want to attend in the next few weeks.  God may add more to us.  Our greatest desire is to see some invited who do not know Christ, that they may hear the gospel and come to faith.  Pray that the gospel will be preached, and that God will bless.

Brothers, we appreciate and need your prayers.

Stephen Garrick

The Great Sheperd Baptist Church, Philippines Please pray with us for the provision of jeep renewal registration to Land Transportation as needed yearly taxing and dues and processes this month of July. We have been praying on this several months now... no finances yet... but trusting the LORD to provide us the needed funds so that our preaching to schools be not hindered. Any cheerful giving contribution as God enables is highly appreciated.... Philippians 4:19. God bless you all and fervently praying for you all as well.

Bro. E. G. Varon

REVELATION 3:8

Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda

We are thanking everyone who is praying, all those who are thinking about us and even those who have written to sympathize. Even thou we still have huge needs, We exist in a continuous hope and we know that God's intervention is not far from near.

You can contribute or follow the building progress on facebook, click on https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/

Francis Ssuubi
Website: www.wellsofhope.org

The Robinson’s Missionaries to Bluegrass folks across the US

Please be in prayer for all the folks who are mourning the passing of Alice Waters, especially Allen & Maggie Pajak who have been her caregivers for some time now. Hazel McGee is fighting another round of cancer and she needs prayer. Keep Bubba Johnson in prayer as he continues to fight cancer. Our friend Molly McDonald lost a brother recently. It was not expected and he was quite young. We also heard this week that Gary and Emma Savage’s daughter died of pancreatic cancer. Pray for the family as she leaves behind 3 children under 11 and few family members available to help her husband with them. Pray that God will raise up folks to help in this situation. We were also asked to pray for Lou McDaniel’s friend Terri, as she suffers from a lot of health issues.

Friends of Jesus,

Mike & Mary Robinson; www.bluegrassgospelsing.com

Weekly Prayer Report Prison Fellowship invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray:

for the Lord’s blessing as we prepare new training videos and seminars for future volunteers.

that the Angel Tree summer camps taking place this month be life-changing experiences for the children in attendance.

that legislators across the country continue to open their hearts and join other states in passing and implementing restorative justice legislation.

for the Lord to bless the many volunteers who donate their time to minister to Angel Tree children, serving as camp counselors, volunteers, cooks, and cabin leaders.

for God to build and strengthen His Church through the TUMI ministry and all in-prison Bible studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from his facebook site shered the following:

You can be religious in your use of Christian terminology; you can be religious inside a Christian church.  But one of the vital aspects of Christianity is that our activities are always the result of his activity.  It is the “well of water,” it is the life within that stimulates.  “God worketh in you both to will and to do” before you have ever done anything.  Why did you desire it?  Why did you will it?  That is the question.  We move because we are moved; we act because of the stimulus that has come apart from ourselves. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Power)

Are you doing things for God today because you want to or because He has moved you to action.

FSM is please to welcome Mrs. Stephanie Graham Tarrant as the new director of the women's outreach. We look forward to Stephanie helping to grow the work in the coming months. Please check out her brief bio under The Staff Tab.

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

 Today America celibrates her 236th Birthday. Let us not forget the cost of being free and those who served to maintain that freedom.

In these turbulent times we must also remember the Christian priciples upon which this nation was founded. We have gone from a nation whose standards (laws and morals) were based upon the bible to one in which there is no standard. Our laws and morals are decided upon nothing more than whatever feels good today.

How long will God suffer the foolishness of our actions?

Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

 

 

FSM/FSMWO Special Prayer

Requests Weeks of

Jul1st – 14th 2012

 Our President, and legislature, the courts

Christians to not be ashamed and get busy doing God’s work

God’s continuing providence for America as we are in a period of moral and ethical decay that is unprecedented in modern times

Pray for our Armed Forces everywhere

Our youth that they walk in the light of the Lord

Salvation for lost family, friends and those who oppose us

Please pray for Tony D. who was recently told his appeal failed. Pray he will continue to lean upon the Lord and not falter.

Pray for all those unjustly being held around the world.

Requests from Friends of the Ministry

Please pray for Rich Brown, Ben Livingston Sr., Helen Speer, Shelia Walsh and others in our local church dealing with serious medical issues.

Please pray for SSgt Forgie and family who are stationed at Fort Campbell KY. He was scheduled to move to AL, but after clearing housing his orders were cancelled so they are living in limbo.

Please pray for Bob and Mark friends of co-workers in our church friends who are dealing with cancer again.

Please continue to keep Laszlo P in prayer as he battles cancer.

Please continue to keep folks at Lakeshore Baptist Church and the www.rebuildlakeshore.com effort in prayer.

Please pray for Robert O. a gentleman we met a few weeks ago in Lakeshore MS. He is attending church there and dealing with many issues. Pray for his conversion.

Please keep Katarina a 12 yr old girl in prayer who has serious health issues

FSM/FSM WO

Praise God two women from our local church have inquired about serving as the WO director. Please pray for them as we discuss the responsibilities of being Director of FSMWO;

for finances to keep the ministry going

for us to hear more from inmates and ex-mates.

Please pray for Naida and I as we continue to pursue moving to MS as domestic missionaries. We spent a wonderful week in Lakeshore and are more convinced than ever that this is what God wants for us. The obsticles (selling our home, finding a home and financial support) still remain but nothing is to great for our God.

From our ARBCA Friends

Please pray for the Stern and Imatti families as they work towards going into the mission fields of Qatar and Ireland respectively.

From Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jesup, Georgia

The men have just begun working through Disciples of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes.  We have had at least one young man outside the church family attending fairly regular.  Also, one young man of our congregation has spoken of how he has been convicted by the study.  Please pray that the Lord will use and bless these studies in both evangelism and edification.

Pastor Waters continues to meet with several ministers on a regular basis for study and prayer.  Most of the men are pastors in area Southern Baptist churches.  Currently this group is working their way through Feed My Sheep.  One of the churches, Tibet Baptist, under the leadership of their pastor, Paul Weldon, has been in the process of reforming and is working through the 1689 Baptist Confession.  We are planning to have a joint meeting on the 5th Sunday night in July at EBC with Tibet.  Please pray for Tibet as they continue their reformation and EBC as we seek to be an encouragement and source of influence.

One of the largest church groups in Wayne County is the Church of God.  For some time I have been considering a series of articles on the Perseverance of the Saints which will directly challenge their belief system.  Would you pray that the Lord would guide me to write such articles and use them for His glory.

As you pray for EBC, please ask the Lord to grow us numerically.  We do not seek numbers just to be large, but we seek for the lost to be saved, saints to be edified and an increasing ministry in our area.  In general our congregation is aging.  Most are dedicated, devoted and dependable.  I am thankful for them and count it an honor to serve as an elder among them.  However, we need (so it seems to us) some young dedicated, devoted and dependable disciples too.

On Behalf of the Elders and Members of Emmanuel Baptist Church,

Thomas Waters

www.ebcjesup.net

From Grace Baptist Church in Van, Texas

Grace Baptist is doing well, with several trials and tests along the way.

We have had some promising visitors, some from having moved to our area from another reformed congregation, and some from connections to families.  Pray for God's will in ministering the gospel as needs be.

We also have had some serious sicknesses in our midst.  Sister Helen Spear (Pastor Ron Baines' mom) had been in our congregation until a severe sickness caused her to move back to be with her family in Maine.  She had been a great blessing for some 6 or so years and had become very dear to our hearts.  We'll miss her, but still we communicate with her regularly.  A man in our church by the name of Van became very sick and was hospitalized, where he found out he had cirrhosis of the liver and needs a transplant.  He is out of the hospital now, but there are rough days ahead for him and his wife Terri.  Pray for strength for them.

In Sunday school, we have been going through Pilgrim's Progress, and many are receiving great blessings from this wonderful book.  Pray for God's blessing in applying these truths found here to our lives.

On Sunday mornings, Pastor Cliff has just started a series going through the gospel of Luke.  Pray for strength and wisdom in expositing this blessed work for our people.

We have had a man nominated to be an elder with myself and pray for God's will as we move forward in the process of seeing if this is God's will at this time for us.  May God bring it to pass!

In Christ Jesus our Lord,

Pastor Cliff Cooper
Wells of Hope Academy, Uganda

 Please pray that we can have the funds to buy fire extinguishers and to fix a fire alarm system and fix burglar proof in windows and doors .The government has warned to close schools that don’t have these safety measures in place. We have estimated it can cost us USD 2130 to fix this safety measures .We fear our school to be closed.

You can contribute or follow the building progress on facebook, click on https://www.facebook.com/groups/139936426116070/

Francis Ssuubi
Website: www.wellsofhope.org

The Robinson’s Missionaries to Bluegrass folks across the US

We do have a few prayer needs to report. Our friend Keith Westcott was just diagnosed with cancer. Please pray for Keith, his wife Sheila and children Jason and Katie. Candi Sawyer’s father Lonnie is nearing the end of his life. We were so happy he was able to be at Jenny Brook. Please pray for Seth and Candi and their boys Adam and Mathew as well as Brenda, Candi’s Mom as they all prepare for Lonnie’s passing. The Sawyer family has had in our opinion more than their share of trials and hard times with health and other issues and we are sure they would appreciate your prayers.

We heard Alice Waters was moved back to the rehab. If you would like to send her a card, please send it to Alice Waters, c/o

Al and Maggie Pajak (Alice Waters)

92 Bean Road Unit 1

Fremont, NH 03044

Lastly, there are a couple of very serious family issues with both a family from Maine and one from New York. The Lord knows what and who they are and we would ask the prayer warriors on this list to please lift these families up to God.

We have a couple of weeks off the bluegrass circuit and hope to get caught up with family functions including taking our four grandchildren camping before heading back to Vermont and the Brandon Festival.

Friends of Jesus,

Mike & Mary Robinson

www.bluegrassgospelsing.com

Springfield Rescue Mission

 Dear Mission Friend,

Even though the sun shines longer in summer, dark days persist for folks who are hungry in the Springfield area. Your gift of 10 meals for just $19.20 can change that! Meals served at the Springfield Rescue Mission give hungry people food they need but once they are here, they experience life-transforming hope!

Our programs and services give hungry, homeless, addicted and poor people the ability to change.  Just one meal inspires hope, and it's really true that hope changes everything!

So, if you're getting ready to go on vacation, we hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the sunshine! But before you leave, please take a moment to help make this a summer of hope for people in need.  Donate Now!

Gratefully,

Ron Willoughby

Executive Director/CEO

19 Bliss Street, P.O. Box 9045

Springfield, Massachusetts 01102-9045

 Weekly Prayer Report Prison Fellowship invites you to join us in praying for the work being done in prisons throughout the country, and for the lives being touched by this ministry. This week, please pray:

 for life-changing ministry to take place at the Champion Sports Camp this week in Pompano, Florida.

for God to provide volunteer counselors, kitchen crew, nurses, and support staff for Angel Tree camps.

for God's provision for every staff member and their unique gifts to advance Prison Fellowship's mission.

for God’s protection for Prison Fellowship field staff across the nation.

 for God to equip this year's Centurions class to influence churches and culture with a biblical worldview.